With everybody dealing with the cold, we wanted to take you someplace warm this week. Akashic’s Mondays Are Murder (crime fiction posted every Monday, each piece set in a different locale and under 750 words) was the place to go. Maggie Estep’s “The Killing Time”, set in Cancun, takes us far away from winter cold. This author weaves a strong thread of humor through her writing, so you can laugh while you warm up.
The sun wasn’t thinking about rising yet. Neither was Lincoln, the guy I had come to Cancun with.
I’d really like to take you to Cancun, baby, he’d said two weeks earlier, on our third date.
“What’s funny about that?”
I pictured high-rise resort buildings choking coastline. Portly Americans choking resort buildings. Me choking Lincoln.
“Nothing,” I said.